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14 2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet Predictions

Awards season is just around the corner, and kicking off the red carpet parade is the Golden Globes on January 13th. Not only are the Globes a time to reflect on the theatrical achievements of the year, they also provide a rare opportunity to view couture creations off the runway.

Some actresses, such as the venerable Julianne Moore, consistently inspire audiences with their elegant and avant-garde choices. Others, like Lucy Liu in her dreamy, floral Carolina Herrera gown last year, dominate post-Globes commentary with unexpectedly brilliant ensembles. And then there are the wild cards who always shock viewers with their picks, whether they decide on a glamorous and demure gown or an appalling mess of migraine-inducing pattern. (You were thinking it... we said it.) We pulled out some red carpet moments from the vault to predict fashion successes and failures for the 2014 Golden Globes to begin.

Lea Seydoux: Most Likely to Wear an Unknown Designer

Lea Seydoux just happens to be one of those enviable human beings who are on the cutting edge of simply… everything. The Blue is the Warmest Color actress’s style is consistently adventurous, her roles are challenging for both actress and audience, and she generally appears to be a fascinating person. If anyone is likely to show up on the red carpet wearing a creation designed by next year’s CFDA award winner, it’s Ms. Seydoux.

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Sophia Vergara: Cleavage Watch

This red carpet prediction should come as no surprise; we love Sophia Vergara, and Sophia Vergara loves to show off her curves. As incredible as it would be to see the actress in a daringly modern gown with *gasp* sleeves, chances are that her pick for the 2014 Globes will be body-conscious, mermaid style, and above all, feature a plunging neckline.

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Amy Poehler: Most Likely to Wear a Pantsuit

Not only do we think Amy Poehler might wear a pantsuit to the Golden Globes (only in part because she’s done it before), we know she would rock it if she decides to go that direction.

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Lupita Nyong’o: Dress People Will Be Talking About

Lupita Nyong’o burst onto Hollywood’s radar in a haze of nuanced acting skill and eye-catching style mere months ago. Each red carpet pick the 12 Years a Slave star

has donned so far is sophisticated, bold, and statement-making, and we can’t wait to see her designer choice for the Globes.

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Sandra Bullock: Dress We'll Still Be Talking About in 10 Years

Some time has passed since her last acting nomination, but Sandra Bullock knows how to stun her audience into silence both onscreen and off. Her Marchesa gown from the 2010 Oscars is still a quintessential example of red carpet dressing at its best, and based on her chic ensembles during press for Gravity, we’ll safely assume the actress will showcase something equally beautiful.

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Adele Exarchopoulos: Breakout Style Star

Adele Exarchopoulos astonished audiences with her performance in Blue is the Warmest Color, and her edgy style is equally intriguing. The actress makes bold choices on the red carpet, and we imagine her Golden globes dress won’t disappoint.

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Cate Blanchett: Best Dressed Movie Star

Cate Blanchett has been riding the media frenzy surrounding Blue Jasmine for the past several months, and we expect she’ll cause a similar fuss with her red carpet gown. The actress knows how to pull off a dress, whether it be pale and delicately embroidered or vibrant and draped to perfection.

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Kerry Washington: Best Dressed TV Star

This should come as no surprise, as Kerry Washington’s style off screen is just as irresistibly chic as her Scandal character Olivia Pope’s wardrobe. Ms. Washington loves a beautiful dress with idiosyncratic, quirky details, and we have no doubt her Golden Globes ensemble will land her on the Best Dressed list.

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Best Dressed Man

If you’re unsure of Leonardo DiCaprio’s ability to work a suit or tuxedo each time he steps onto the red carpet, rent 2013’s The Great Gatsby on iTunes and perhaps you’ll draw a different conclusion. The Wolf of Wall Street star has a signature debonaire style, and the Golden Globes are a perfect opportunity for showcasing it.

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Jessica Chastain: Most Likely To Wear Red

Jessica Chastain seemingly has two modes of red carpet style: bold, brightly colored dresses or metallic-laced neutrals. Red is in her repertoire, but she hasn’t worn the a gown in the crimson shade to a red carpet event since January of last year. We’re hoping she revisits the color for the Golden Globes.

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Lena Dunham: Most Controversial

Whether you adore Girls and its offbeat star Lena Dunham or simply can’t stand all the hype, Dunham always puts on a show for the red carpet stylecasters. Boldly printed, backless, pantsless… she’s done it all. And you just know she’s going to bend the rules again for 2014.

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Kiernan Shipka: Best Dressed Young Star

We know she’s technically a teenager, but Kiernan Shipka’s red carpet choices are so utterly charming that we had to include her. Shipka’s style is unerringly feminine with a preppy twist thrown in now and then. We can’t wait to see what beautiful look she has in store for us at the Globes.

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Jennifer Lawrence: Most Likely to Go Sheer

Do we expect Jennifer Lawrence to go sheer again? Based on the actresses’s recent boundary-breaking fashion choices, it wouldn’t be a stretch to anticipate some peekaboo paneling here and there. However, 2013 was the year of sheer, so the red carpet may be overrun with actresses in revealing garb. At the very least, we can count on Miley to show up in something scandalous.

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Nicole Kidman: Most Likely to Dress Like Her Character

Nicole Kidman has a fabulous history of red carpet gowns, and whether it be a promotional move for her film Grace of Monaco or simply her inner royal shining through, the actress has been channeling the classic style of Grace Kelly this year. We have no complaints; each elaborate, feminine gown is almost enough to make us want to run out and buy our own tiara. Almost.

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